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Calle Mayor street in Alcalá de Henares

  • Calle Mayor street in Alcalá de Henares © Turespaña

    Calle Mayor street in Alcalá de Henares © Turespaña

  

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Popular architecture

Date

19th century
Calle Mayor
28801 Alcalá de Henares
Madrid
Madrid

This street begins at the church of the Santos Niños, and became the town's main thoroughfare in the 12th century. It was a commercial area, and still conserves this function to the present day. Lining the street there are arcades supported on columns dating from the 19th century. The houses in Calle Mayor have two floors: the ground floor, which was used for the commercial premises, and the upper floor, used as a dwelling. The urban planning regulation of 1848 conferred uniformity and height on the street. The Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Birthplace Museum is at Number 48 of this street.

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Nov 1, 2019 to Nov 2, 2019

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Nov 8, 2019 to Nov 15, 2019

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Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 12, 2020

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Apr 23, 2020

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